Reason #651 we're thrilled to have averted the Mayan Apocalypse: The return of Arrested Development!
After years of sleepless nights caused mostly by lack of Jason Bateman and Michael Cera, we're only four months away from AD's return to
the small screen whichever screen hooks up to your Netflix account!
Though the critically-adored show was cancelled back when Justin Bieber was still a tween, it was never forgotten.
On the contrary, diehard fans begged and pleaded and promised to wash the luxury sedans of network bigwigs.
These execs cared greatly about profits, just a little bit about freshly polished rims, and not even a smidgeon about whether Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand would ever reopen for business.
The Gods were kind, however, as Netflix miraculously teamed up with series creator Mitch Hurowitz to reunite the entire ensemble cast for a 14-episode season set to drop in May.
It's been seven years, though — so don't expect the show to be exactly the same as it was!
In an interview yesterday, Mitch discussed several changes.
"The show will look very different. [It is a] very, very complex puzzle. We're not jumping from one thing to another; you're staying with one character."
In fact, every episode revolves around a different character. And only one cast member will be featured in all 14 — Jason as Michael Bluth!!
"The bigger story is the family has fallen apart at the start of our show… Each individual (episode) kind of depicts what happens in 2006 as the Bluths fled from the law on the Queen Mary.. They all went their own way, without Michael holding them together, so they're left to their own devices, and they're not the most successful devices. [The season is essentially a] first act to what we eventually want to do, which is a big movie."
An Arrested Development movie?! Srsly!?
Pardon the mess, we just blue ourselves in uncontrollable anticipation!!!
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